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MP3 Cue Fuse

A fuse file system, using mp3split to display cuesheet driven files as tracks.

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Welcome to MP3 Cue Fuse

With Mp3 Cue Fuse (see also here on sourceforge), you can mount your mp3 files with cuesheets (e.g. created with EAC) as a fuse file system. This is especially interesting for working with cuesheets/mp3 files on OSX. You're able to see your large album files as tracks. A nice feature of it is, that you can import these tracks in iTunes (better not to copy them to the library). iTunes will see and play your music as individual tracks. Better: it will analyse your tracks and provide gapless playback.

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Thanks

This program wouldn't have been possible without big shoulders to rest on. I'd like to mention the authors of libmp3splt, fuse and osxfuse.

Installation on OSX

Step 1 - Make sure OSX Fuse is installed

Also make sure you install the 'MacFuse' compatibility layer! See The OSXFuse site

Step 2 - Download Mp3CueFuse DMG and open it

After you opened it, drag MP3CueFuse to your Applications folder.

Opened MP3CueFuse DMG

Step 3 - Close the dmg again

Closing the DMG again

Step 4 - Start the application

It will run a simple setup procedure, with which you can configure you Mp3CueFuse source directory. With this source directory, the mountpoint ~/CueMusicTracks is setup. Let's have a look. Step one just tells you what's going to happen.

Step 1

Step two, let's you select your source directory. The directory where your cuesheet driven music collection is:

Selecting the source directory

The last step tells you that the tracks in source directory can be found in your home directory:

Step 3

Step 5 - Look at the newly created mountpoint.

Let's have a look at what just happened. You now have read only music tracks. You can't edit them; edit the original files instead if you want to change anything. So this is what we saw before starting the application:

before

And now, we can browse to a "directory" with tracks. This is what you see after running Mp3CueFuse. See the mountpoint (CueMusicTracks)?

After

Let's see how the tracks look. Note these tracks have album art in it, because we added album art with EasyTag to the original mp3 files in the Music/CueMuziek directory.

Tracks in finder

This is the result after importing them into iTunes. Note. I prevent iTunes from putting the tracks in the local iTunes library.

Tracks added to iTunes

Well, that's all there's to it. Note. This software is beta quality. So, you can expect problems. If so, please post an issue. (large) logs can be found in /tmp/mp3cue.log.